Is it painful? Find out the answer to this question and others by reading our frequently asked questions.
Laser hair removal has a bad rap. So many our clients that wax worry that laser hair removal is going to be painful. We are here to say that if you can wax, you can laser. The pain levels are different, but comparable or less than waxing. If this is a major concern for you and the number one reason that is getting in the way for you to try it, we recommend that you start with your underarm area. It is the best area to feel the laser, get an idea of what the process will be like and see what types of results you might get after one treatment.
A lot of our clients ask why they have to shave before a laser hair removal session. Because laser hair removal works by shooting energy at the targeted hair and follicle, we want to make sure that the majority of the energy is focused on the shaft of hair under the skin and the follicle for best results. We don’t want to waste the energy synging the hair on top of the skin and reducing the amount of energy directed at the follicle.
You can’t wax, thread, or sugar the area because we need the follicle to be in tact underneath the skin for the laser to actually damage with the energy. Since all those methods remove the hair from the root, your laser hair removal will not be effective.
The new Shobha® HydraFacial is a life-changing 3-step, 30-minute treatment to achieve amazing skin. It is NOT your regular facial. Our highly trained and certified Shobha® specialists will deliver this innovative treatment which uses vortex technology to remove debris and impurities with one vortex while infusing your skin with anti-oxidants and rich hydration with the other vortex. It is available for all skin types and offers instant, noticeable results with no downtown or irritation. Get ready to glow as we exfoliate, extract and hydrate your skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and on the way to long-term skin health.
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Your Shobha® skincare professional may recommend specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs.
The best way to find out if it is right for you is to sign up for our complimentary 15 minute consultation.
HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin. The unique spiral design makes extractions painless and only takes a short, 30 minutes before you are on your way!
Great news! There is no downtime afterward. You may reapply your makeup immediately and go about your normal daily activities.
Many clients report seeing visible improvements in skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results, hydration and radiance may last a week or even longer. Though you may achieve immediate results, one treatment every 4-6 weeks is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and oily and congested skin. At Shobha®, we recommend an ongoing series of HydraFacial treatments to maintain healthy skin.
We recommend refraining from injectables products like Botox™ and other fillers and prescription strength Retin-A a few days prior to receiving a HydraFacial. Tanning and use of self-tanning products should also be avoided for 72 hours before your treatment.
Neurotoxin injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments to smooth out lines, with more than 6-7 million treatments administered each year. Botox® Cosmetic is a specific brand of neurotoxin protein derived from Clostridium botulinum, an organism found in the natural environment where it is largely inactive and non-toxic. Botox® is FDA-approved, is widely used in 98 countries and is a safe and effective treatment with more than 16 years of testing and studies behind it.
It’s a simple procedure performed with our certified Nurse Practitioners and takes under 15 minutes. Botox® is a natural neurotoxin that is injected in small doses into the skin. It blocks the nerve signal to the muscle causing the underlying muscles to relax. The results are a smoother, more youthful look.
Side effects are typically minor and can include discomfort, swelling or bruising at the injection site, and/or a mild headache. Our highly trained team of certified Nurse Practitioners at Shobha® will go over all the potential side effects with you before your procedure, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.
This is probably the question that we get the most from everyone. Our whole approach at Shobha is that our Nurse Practitioners goal is to help you achieve as natural of a look as possible. We don’t want you to have frozen face. Our approach at your first visit is that we want to be conservative with the number of units we use and make sure you like the result. If you want a bit more, it is easy for us inject additional units at your follow up visit 10-14 days later. We want you to have a natural, refreshed look, not look like Barbie!
Whenever you want to! Most people start using Botox® when they start seeing lines appear on their faces in their 30s or 40s. Some people also get preventative Botox® in their 20s or 30 to prevent lines on their faces from developing or to keep existing lines from deepening. Some folks call this pre-juvenation (see question below).
Lines and wrinkles on the upper face form over time due to repetitive folding of the skin that occurs with everyday use of the muscles of facial expression. It is not uncommon to see patients even in their early 20’s with deep and prominent forehead wrinkles and frown lines. Botox® will relax the muscles that form the horizontal lines of the forehead as well as the vertical frown lines that often make people look upset or angry. Additionally, Botox®can be used around the eyes and eyebrows to help shape the brows as well, open and brighten up the eyes and diminish “crow’s feet”. Early use of Botox® not only helps treat current wrinkles, but unquestionably prevents progression to deeper, more fixed and less treatable lines over time. Neuromodulators like Botox® have been a key step in “pre-juvenation”. If you are interested in this, Dermatologists recommend that a good time to start is often in the late 20’s to early 30’s.